Kachi James Gallery: Emembolu’s Solo Exhibition set in Enugu

Kachi Aghasili

Chukwuemeka Ikemefuna Emembolu, known in artistic circles as -MB SHAFT-, is gearing up to unveil his solo arts exhibition titled “Ije Nwoke” at the esteemed Kachi James Gallery in Enugu. The exhibition is scheduled to run from March 23rd through May 2024, promising an immersive experience into the world of African artistry.

The anticipation for this exhibition has been steadily building, with pre-booked private viewings set to take place from March 21st to 23rd, offering a select audience an exclusive sneak peek into Emembolu’s visionary works.

In a statement released by Kachi Aghasili, the curator of Kachi James Gallery, art enthusiasts in and around Enugu are eagerly invited to witness the brilliance of Emembolu’s creations. Hailing from Onitsha Isiokwe inland town, Emembolu brings a unique perspective rooted in his Igbo heritage and nurtured through his academic pursuits, holding a degree in Painting from IMT Enugu.

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Emembolu’s artistic journey is marked by a dedication to impressionism, both in pattern design and painting, utilizing a style called impasto to create vivid, emotive compositions. His oeuvre, characterized by a rich interplay of colors and imagination, has garnered acclaim both locally and internationally, adorning homes and spaces with its evocative charm.

Chukwuemeka Ikemefuna Emembolu (mb-shaft)
Chukwuemeka Ikemefuna Emembolu (mb-shaft)

The exhibition promises an immersive exploration of the African narrative, inviting attendees to engage with the stories and symbols woven into Emembolu’s canvases. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow art enthusiasts and participate in insightful discussions with the artist himself.

The opening ceremony, scheduled for March 23rd, marks the commencement of the public exhibition, inviting all to delve into the evocative world of ‘Ije Nwoke’ at Kachi James Gallery, located at No 1 Snaap Drive, Independence Layout, Enugu. For further inquiries, interested individuals can contact 0702 573 4038.

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Kachi Aghasili, the visionary behind Kachi James Gallery, emphasizes her commitment to showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Igbo people and providing a platform for emerging talents to flourish. Enugu, with its rich tapestry of arts and history, serves as the perfect backdrop for nurturing artistic endeavors and fostering creative expression.

The Kachi James Art Gallery stands as a beacon of artistic excellence, poised to make a lasting impact on the vibrant art scene of the South East region. Through collaborative efforts with artists like Chukwuemeka Ikemefuna Emembolu, the gallery continues to celebrate the diversity and depth of African artistry, inviting all to immerse themselves in its transformative power.

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